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Why Mental Exercise is Just as Important as Physical Exercise for Your Dog

Every dog owner knows the importance of physical exercise for dogs. We take our pups on walks, chase them around the yard, play with tug ropes and do much more to keep their bodies healthy and their hearts happy. Dogs love physical exercise, even into their older years. However, physical activity is not the only […]

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Why in the World do Dogs Dig?

Owning a dog can come with great joy, but it can also cause some major frustrations at times. One such frustration is a natural behavior for dogs: digging. Dogs may dig for a variety of reasons, but one thing is certain: if your dog is digging a lot in your yard, it may become a […]

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Why is my Dog Suddenly Urine Marking in the House?

Labeling things as our own is common practice among humans—we buy monogrammed towels and write our names on luggage tags. Similarly, dogs mark territory as their own. To do this, dogs will urinate a small amount on vertical surfaces—this is called urine marking. Urine marking is very normal when done outside and is a standard […]

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What to Know Before You Take Your Pup to the Dog Park

Dogs are extremely social creatures. While we often refer to them as “man’s best friend,” many dogs also love running around and playing with other dogs just like them. Dog parks are great local areas where your dog can run and play without a leash, socialize with other dogs and exercise. As a dog owner, […]

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You’ve Found a Tick on Your Dog… Now What?

Warmer weather means more walks, hikes and playtime outside with your beloved pup. Unfortunately, the dawn of spring also means that bugs are also outside. One of the worst offenders during the spring and summer months are ticks—these nasty, blood-sucking insects are not only a nuisance to deal with, but can transmit terrible diseases to […]

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Boarding Your Dog for Vacation? Follow These Important Steps Before Booking!

Jetting off on a vacation is a dream come true for many pet owners. Unfortunately, your pooch will not be able to accompany you on all of your adventures, which means you’ll need to find a way to have them taken care of while you are away. If your family and friends are busy or […]

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Springtime Grooming is a Great Way to Combat Dog Skin Allergies

Springtime is the season of itching for many dogs. Between atopic and contact allergies, fleas and ticks, and a whole slew of other irritants, many dogs spend the spring months scratching vigorously to quell persistent itching. Skin allergies can get the best of your dog, making it hard for them to enjoy the fresh weather […]

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Dogs In Bed: Setting The Record Straight

Dogs and humans sleeping in bed together is one of the most hotly-debated topics of the pet parent community. Proof is just a Google search away, since entering this topic will yield a plethora of seemingly contradictory headlines. One article will tell you that you should never let your dog sleep in bed with you, […]

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Who Is To Blame For This Dog’s Death On A United Airlines Flight?

Anyone with a Facebook account has probably heard about the death of an infant dog during a United Airlines flight last week. The airline has taken full responsibility for the death and recently announced a new policy to prevent similar incidents. The Main Story Here’s what happened: Catalina Robledo boarded the three-hour flight with her […]

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Did Barbra Streisand Set A Bad Example By Cloning Her Dog?

Late last month, Barbra Streisand revealed that two of her three puppies are clones of her deceased Coton du Tulear, Samantha. In an op-ed for the New York Times, Streisand explained that her decision was largely motivated by a friend who had cloned his former pet, “and I was very impressed with that dog.” She […]

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